Anti-war programs underway
THE TELESCOPE Palomar College · Volume 24 Number 43 · A Publication of the Associated Students ·
May 4 , 1971
. San Marcos , Calif.
Diane K. Pike talks tonight here in Union Diane Kennedy Pike, president of the Bishop- Pike Foundation at Santa Barhara, will speak tonight in the Student Uni on at 13 p. m. The puhlic is invited to attend this segment of the Palomar College Community Lecture Ser ies. The topic of Mrs. Pike's talk will he "Search for Peace." The non-profit ed ucational organization she heads was estahlished by her late husband, Bishop Jam es A. Pike. She is also e ngaged in ca rrying on several projects s he and her late husband shared. She is completing a book on Jesus, research for which took them to Israel In 1969, and she has written a story of that journey In a hook titled "Search," published in 1970 by Douh leday. In 1968 s he co- authored with Bishop Pike "The Other SideH also published by Douhleday, which i s an account of Bishop Pike's expe rience with psychic phenomena. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara she was director of youth work at the f'!rst Methodist Church in Palo Alto, where she was r esponsibl e for guiding and training adult teac hers and lead e rs, and for coordinating educational programs and other group activities for children and youth. She is a graduate of Stanford Univers ity and received her master's degree at Columbia Un iversity. She served three years as a missionary-teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Fall semester registration set Heglstration for the fall semes ter is sc hed uled for August 23- September 3. A student c urre ntl y e nroll ed at Palomar who plans to attend day c lasses in the fall semester 1971 is requested to file a notice of intent to e nroll for the fa ll semes ter with the Admiss ions Office in order to receive a priority for fall registration. Registration priority will be assigned on the basis of the total number of semester units earned by t he student at the c lose of the spri ng semester. The notice of inte nt must be fi led with the :\dm issions Office prior to Ju ne 11. .\ny student who needs ass istance in planning his tentative s tud~ · program is requested to see a member of the counseli ng staff before the close of the spring semeste r .
continue 3-day demonstration Five hundr ed students are expec ted to gather tomor r ow at a two- hour peace rall y in fron t of the flagpo le at ll a . m . Local speakers and folk singers will lead the anti- war activities culminating three days of demonstrations. Today's activities include a slide and sound show in the planetarium at ll a.m. and "The Year of the Pig," a docum e ntar y on the Viet Nam War, will be shown in P-32 at 12 :30 p.m. A Peace Army of students and veterans have been camped on the lawn in front of the flagpo le since Sunday night. Workshops and candlelight vigils have been conducted in the evenings. Monday "search and inform" missions and guerilla theater was performed on the lawn and in the Student Union. Vietnam vets spoke to approximately 60 students Monday in a Southeast Asia teach-in . They told of cease-fire violations, fragging of officers, border violations, assassination teams and the general feeling of Vietnamese toward GI' s. The vets plan to turn in various .medals and awards r eceived in t he Asian conflict to be collected in common package and mailed to President Nixon.
Students participati ng in Monday's antiwar demonstration are shown in a "guerilla theater'' presentation of a mass-
Friday deadline for applications Deadline for the subm ission of applications for scholarships given through Palomar College has been extended to this Friday . The extension is due to a l ack of app lications to be turned in to date . Ove r $7 ,000 in sc holars hips are being offered by various on-campus and local service groups to Palomar students. Although many of the awards are for graduating s tud e nts going on to four ye ar ins titutions , there are numerous scholarships for freshmen r eturning next year. Appli cants will be considered on the basis of c haracter, schol ast ic record, and future potential of success , and need. A 3. 0 grade point ave r age i s needed for most of the financial awards. Many of the scholarships will go to students with specific majors. Business, art, journa li sm, nursing, accounting, music and sc ie nce are some of the fields of study which offer scholars hips. Awards are a lso being offered to mili tary dependents. .-\pplications can be obtained in Dean i\Iarjorie \\'allace's office, A-63.
acre of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. soldiers. The three-day protest e nds tomorrow with a r ally in front of the
at ll a.m. (Photo by Eric Johnson)
Singers finish 3-state tour Fresh from a conce rt tour in three Western states, the Palomar College Chamber Singers returned hom e during the weekend. The 22-voice choir, traveling by bus, was presented in conce rts in Phoenix, Albuquerque , Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins on their tour that started from the college April 25 . The college chamber singers, who made a successful concert tour to several major Texas cities a yea r ago, have received considerable acclaim in musical circles in their numerous appearances in California programs and on tour. In their concert, the college group, directed by Joe Stanford, performed music by Britte n, Howells , Tallis, Gibbons, Pinkham, Nelhybel, Rorem, Teleman , Washburn and Brahms. Stanford, who is also chairman of the music department, organized the c hamber si ngers group in 19 66. Also on the concert repertoire was a composition by James Weld, which was premiered by the group during their current tour. Weld is a lso a memher of the college faculty and accompanied the tour
group to play the organ and piano for several numbers on the program. The repertoire includ ed music from various stylistic periods of music, including two compositions in a popular idiom. Student officers of the choral group includ e Arch Ledbetter, president; Cass Sm ith, vice president; Kathie Cloney, sec retary; Linda Norman, tour manager; and Camille Armstrong, accompanist.
Dance Ensemble performs Thursday Modern Dance hold s the s potlight Thursday, Friday and Satu rday when the Palomar Dance Ensemble will be presented in concerts in the Dance Studio on campus . Performances will begin at 8 p. m. with general admission $1, children und er 12, 50 cents. The conce rt is directed by Billie Hutc hings . Included in the concert are compositions hy the dancers and several choreographies by Miss Hutchings .
Gary Evans wins $1, 000 • 1n area awards program Gary W. Evans is S1,000 richer after advancing through the area competitions to take second place in the Bank of America Community College Awards Program , held in Beverly Hills this past weekend. The program was developed to recogni ze and honor outstanding second year students whose scholastic attainm e nt, sense of c ivic responsibility and leade rship give the most promise of future success and service to the society. In his speech Evans said, "A company has the responsibility to its stockholders to increase the value of the holders certificate . This can best be done by increas ing production, by improving the quality of minority housing, and improving the educational opportunities available." Evans responded to the ques-
tion of how a large company can defe nd itself against c harges made by the stockholders that it is unprofitable to s pend money on minority housing, education and eco logy. "Raising the living standard puts more money into the economy, providing a bette r life for all , a greater long range return on inves ted capital," Evans concluded. The articulate speaker also took second place in the California Businessmen's Educational Association , and Youth Award contest. John Kealy and Tom Pohle each took $250 of the prize money, wi nn ing the vocational and hum anitari an Awards, respect! vely, in the· area competition held in San Diego.
Speakers tomorrow include Dr. Frederick Huber, president of the college, faculty, students and veterans. Stud ents have been asked to boycott classes not discussing the war for Monday through Wednesday by the peace coalition. The administration and facul ty representatives have supported and endorsed all of the group's activities and objectives. Tables in the Student Union will continue to distribute literature and provide the means to write any government official for $.10. The group offers a stamped envelope, paper, a typewriter and the mailing address of the public representative of one's choice. Copies of the "People's Peace Treaty" will be distributed as part of a national objective. The document calls for the making of peace between the peoples of America and Vietnam, regardless of the governments.
'Best of Mexico'
program offered for summer study "The Best of Mexico" is the title of a summer program offered by Mesa College at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico. Designed to acquaint the student with the his tori cal and cultural life of Mexico and to give him a working knowledge of the Spanish language, this 35 day program combines study at the University of the Americas with 3 day trips each week to various cultural centers of Mexico. Five semester or 7-one half quarter units of credit will be granted to those enrolled. Persons eligible for the program are college students, graduating high school seniors and all other persons qualified to enroll in a community college. The trave l portion of the program is accomplished in five 3-day weekends, visiting in success ive weekends the areas of Patzcuaro, Guadalajara, Janitzio Island, Morella, Oaxaca, Mitla, Acapulco, Taxco, Mexico City, the Pyramids and Cholu la. Entire cost for the workshop in the Mexican way of life is $750. For complete information contact Mr. Ernest Shiwanov in CH- 16 or phone, 714- 7441150 or 714- 273-3496. A representative of the University of Universelle will be on campus Thursday at 11 a.m . in the student union.
Mecha banquet set
Gary Evans (Left), in the ADCOP program, wo n second place and Sl,OOO in a statewide Bank of America out-
standing business student contest. With him is Steve Kealy (Center) and Tom Pohle, $250 winners, and a bank official.
Memhers of Mecha are prepar ing for a banquet May 7 which will be held at the $tudent Union from 6- 9 p.m .• Adult tickets are $1.50 and children will be admitted free. . The menu will include such Mexican specialties as tamales, chiles rellenos, rice, beans, flautas and dessert. Proceeds from the banquet will go toward scholarship funds for the Mecha students .
Peace movement is not ignored
Support requested for class boycott We urge you to continue to support the class boycott. Even if you didn't participate Monday, we think there should be 100% cooperation tomorrow. Wednesday is designated as national moratorium day, dedicated to ending the war and commemorating the deaths at Kent State and Jackson State. Go to class, but don't stay unless you're permitted to discuss ending the war. Unity and strength of numbers is needed at Palomar as well as the entire countrv. This could be the largest and most rewarding demonstrationheld here and the most effective campaign nationally.
In every college in the nation and many high schools simultaneous protests are being held. This student-based moratorium is being coordinated by the Association of Student Governments, National Student Association and the Student Mobilization Committee. The slogan, "No business as Usual May 5th" represents the goals of movement organizers to provide one day for all citizens to express their dissatisfaction with war. Well over one million participated in anti-Vietnam War marches and demonstrations April 24 and this second mass outcry will provide the Sunday punch of a one-two combination destined to turn the nation around. Do your part.
By Steve Schneider One year ago today, in the midst of massive anti-war actions throughout the nation, four students were cut down by the National Guard at Kent State in Ohio. Those deaths spawned violence across the country. In the year that has passed there have been several investigations into what happened on that campus and nearly all find no justification for the Guard's action. Yet, right now 25 persons are under indictment in Ohio for their participation in the anti-war demonstrations which culminated in the guard open firing into the crowd. College campuses in America have been predominantly quiet throughout this school year. Perhaps those deaths along with the two at Jackson State in Mississippi had something to do with the silence. Now, however, the silence has ended.
'How can you run when you know'?
Why Draft Repeal'
Draft counselor sees no equitable conscription (Ed. note: This installment of the series of articles on "Why Draft Repeal?" is written by Larry Pesavento of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, Western Region. President Nixon's two-year extension of the draft legislation has been passed by the house and the vote is soon due in the Senate.
I have been doing draft counseling for one year and military counseling for years. In that time I've talked to many men. I've seen some men over I} period of time become strong and sensitive individuals in evolving their stands in the face of conscription. I've felt privileged to be a witness to that process. I've also seen men who are faced with the draft running from the system, uneasily looking for any way out. These are the men who drift off from a session with as little direction as before. It is so difficult trying to he lp men who feel so overcome and desperate. Of course, many men I see fall between these extremes; but it sometimes hits me that for all the men who find in themselves a strength and new consciousness in the heavy-handed world of the draft, there are at least an equal number of men who are further alienated from themselves and the society around them. In these men's lives the sensitivity of the counselor cannot offset the effect of the insensitivity of the system. I also often think of the men who don't get counseling. It's very depressing to me to think of all the men who are unwillingly conscripted every month, not even knowing they have a choice. This is especially true of the poor and minority groups and those in rural areas. I see some of these men later in my job as a military counselor. And then they're up against an even harsher system. I am now workinghalf-timedoingdraft •repeal work because I've see n the system work and I know it's wrong. To me there is no such thing as an equitable draft. Some men will always unwillingly fall prey to the system, and these men will usually be the most defenseless people of our society. In weighing my priorities for the next couple of months, I have decided that
now I can help draft-age men the most, especially the most vulnerable, by trying to eliminate the system that weighs heavy on them all . There is also another reason why I'm working for draft repeal, and this ties in with my feelings as a conscientious objector. Watching "The Selling of the Pentagon" on CBS recently and reading draft repeal literature, especially ''The End of the Draft" by Reeves and Hess, has reawakened my mind to how the draft really affects us all-not just counselees. In my opinion, we do exist in a military society. The military mentality in this country continually perpetuates the idea that military force is the ultimate answer to human conflict because, it says, we live in such a hostile world full of evil people. I feel that by repealing the draft we would be making a first step toward building a civil, human society that respects the individual first and assumes he is peaceful and good. That may sound corny, but that is the society that I think is worth working for. That is one of the reasons I got into counseling in the first place. I feel the draft is a basic instrument used to promote that military mentality in the civilian society. The draft feeds this mentality by assuming that every male citizen over 18 is I-A, a soldier, until he can prove otherwise. It also assumes that every male has a duty to submit to the state some of his most priceless possessions, including his conscience and his life. The wording in the Negre and Gillette decisions makes it clear that the state in the area of military exigencies has priority over some people's "incidental" burdens of conscience . And studies by the Gates Commission have shown that 88 per cent of the infantrymen in Vietnam are draftees or draftmotivated volunteers. The strategy worked out by draft repeal groups across the country has been centered around influencing senators and congressmen to vote against extension of the draft and for draft repeal. Letters are an effective way of lobbying. Substantial letters that get to the issues are best. I hope that people reading this article will feel the importance and urgency and relevance of draft repeal work and start working in this area.
'We'll start with longhairs' Parents of Kent State University students lend little sympathy to their children regarding the May 1970 incident in which four Kent students were slain in a campus conflict with National Guardsmen, a noted author writes in a recent issue of Reader's Digest. James Michener conducted an onthe-spot probe into the incident from which he concluded the guardsmen were not under attack. In the Reader's Digest article, Mich-
Tin soldier s and Nixon 's coming w e're finally on our own this summ er I hear the drumming fo ur dea d in Ohio Got to get d own to it so'/diers are cutting us d own should have been done long
what if yo u knew her and saw her dea d
on the ground
ho w can you run wh en you know FOUR DEAD IN OHIO -Neil Yo un g
NSA People's Peace Treaty support growing phenomenally Support for the People's Peace Treaty negotiated in Vietnam last December by a delegation organized by the National Student Association has begun to grow at a phenomenal rate. The student legislatures of at least 40 campuses have now ratified the treaty. Over 300 student body presidents and college newspaper editors across the country have endorsed the peace pact. Palomar students have a chance to sign the treaty this week as it is being circulated during the antiwar activities and especially tomorrow during the two hour rally. "The governments have been so unresponsive that the people have to take the initiative themselves," said Frank Greer, 24 year-old campaign coordinator for the treaty's sponsor, the National Student Association. "We want this to be a grassroots thing." The treaty calls for immediate withdrawal of all American troops from Vietnam, an immediate and total ceasefire, plus negotiations to obtain the
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ener writes that the anti-student feelings which swept the nation after the shootings were especially present among the parents of Kent State students. ''Of the 400 students who were interviewed during the research for this book," he wrote, "at least 25 percent declared that they were told by their own parents that it might have been good if they had been shot. " According to Michener, many of these students told him, "I doubt that I'll ever bother to go home again. •' The writer cited one mother who had three sons on the campus. The woman, a high school teacher, said it would have been better "if the guard had shot the whole lot of them that morning." Asked by Michener if her son should be shot because he wore long hair or went barefoot, she replied, "Yes." The author quoted her saying, "We have to clean up this nation, and we'll start with the longhairs." He quoted a "secret report" which said "as soon as the troops marched up Blanker Hill, someone among the guard said, "if they charge us, shoot them." Although he said he investigated the many reports of snipers, Michener said that ''no shred of evidence was found to support any of them."
release of all American prisoners and guarantee the safety of all withdrawing troops. Greer, a 1970 graduate of the University of Maryland, said the idea for a peace treaty originated at an NSA meeting last August when it was decided that antiwar forces needed a new focal point for generating public support for the peace movement. Fifteen students, nine student body presidents and six college editors, were chosen to negotiate with students from North and South Vietnam student unions. In December, the students went to Vietnam. Greer said only one, Doug Hostetter, a 26-year-old student at the New School for Social Research in New York, was granted a visa by South Vietnam. Hostetter had served two years as an English teacher in Tam Ky, a South Vietnamese provincial capital. He spent 10 days in Saigon conferring with members of the South Vietnamese Student Union, which had published in their student newspaper a document similar to the treaty demands for total withdrawal of American Forces. The treaty is being circulated locally by the Vets and Students for Peace and can be obtained in R-3. VASP leaders stress the fact that the treaty is not just a petition. It outlines specific principles upon which signers feel a peace can be obtained. The treaty also pledges that signers will take whatever actions appropriate to the implementation of the terms of the pact.
For the past month, there has been a steady stream of anti-war activity, mostly in Washington. Tomorrow is the national moratorium. People are urged to boycott classes and work with the motto "no business as usual." Tonight there will be a silent peaoe vigil in memory of the four deaths at Kent State and the two at Jackson on the lawn in front of the flagpole. What is happening this Spring is the largest peace offensive in the history of this nation. It transcends all of the differences in strategy. The peace movement has evolved to the point where it is a viable movement. It is not being ignored. Today, we should remember the dead at Kent State. But, what is more important is to remember the 25 persons under arrest when the people who shot the four students go free. They are the only ones we can help and we must help them today, and tomorrow during the moratorium and in the future until they are free.
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